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How the Ukraine Crisis Has Drawn Russia and China Closer Together
Anders Fogh Rasmussen: Pentagon's flunkey in Europe.

Anders Fogh Rasmussen: Pentagon’s flunkey in Europe.

by PEPE ESCOBAR

By the time you read this Russia will have invaded Ukraine. Well, that’s what the Supreme Allied Commander of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, US Air Force General Philip Breedlove, is spinning. Breedlove Supreme says the Russians are “ready to go” and could easily take over eastern Ukraine. Western corporate media have already dusted off their Kevlar vests. Continue reading »

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What It Portends
MIDEAST ISRAEL POLITICS
by ANDREW LEVINE, Counterpunch.org

For as long as the word has been used to describe a type of political theory and practice, philosophers have been quibbling over precisely what liberalism is.  As one would expect after more than two hundred years, suggestions abound.  However there is general agreement on at least one point: its core doctrines are universalistic; they apply to human beings generally.

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Will the Government Listen?
by ANDRE VLTCHEK
Tense standoff continues in Donetsk, with supporters of pro-Russia occupiers outside the building setting up a protective cordon.

Tense standoff continues in Donetsk, with supporters of pro-Russia occupiers outside the building setting up a protective cordon.

Kiev.

Two beautiful Slavic sisters, Ukraine and Russia, pitched against each other: long hair flying in the wind, gray-blue eyes staring forward accusatively, but in the same time with anticipation and love.

One single moment, one wrong move, one word, and two countries, two allies, two almost identical cultures, can easily dash at each other’s throats… Different words, different gestures, and they can also fall into each other’s arms, instantly. Continue reading »

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Apr 112014
 
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The Italians were the least convinced by Washington’s explanations—and with good reason.

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It will be one or the other.

Yada, yada, yada...yada. Nothing but hot air.

Yada, yada, yada…yada. Nothing but hot air.

Paul Craig Roberts
SOURCE: Author’s site

2014 is shaping up as a year of reckoning for the United States.

Two pressures are building on the US dollar. One pressure comes from the Federal Reserve’s declining ability to rig the price of gold as Western gold supplies shrivel and market knowledge of the Fed’s illegal price rigging spreads. The evidence of massive amounts of naked shorts being dumped into the paper gold futures market at times of day when trading is thin is unequivocal. It has become obvious that the price of gold is being rigged in the futures market in order to protect the dollar’s value from QE. Continue reading »

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